Application & Registration of students



The summer school is addressed to about 50 national and international students. Applicants will be postgraduates holding a bachelor degree (or higher) in linguistics, phonetics, language documentation/typology, German studies or a similar field. Please send the following documents (preferably in pdf format) by email to


  • relevant academic achievements, i.e. certificates and complementary proofs of qualification
  • curriculum vitae, including experiences in statistics and speech processing software
  • letter of motivation briefly summarizing the linguistic expertise and outlining personal research interests and future aims
  • recommendation letter of a supervising academic teacher



We offer up to 30 full scholarships that cover all costs for travel, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and organized social activities. Please note in your application whether or not you apply for a scholarship. If possible, all successful applicants from outside Kiel will receive a scholarship. The expenses will be reimbursed after the summer school, but other financial arrangements can be made as well, if necessary.

Important dates

The deadline for applications is 16 March 2014. Please note that the official languages of the summer school will be both German and English. However, it is advisable to have at least a basic command of German.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of 10 international experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by 17 April 2014.


Accepted applicants from outside Kiel will receive a full grant for attending the summer school, including travel expenses, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and social activities. Additionally, each participant will obtain a certificate and 2 ECTS credit points.